Malito Named to Touro Law Board of Governors

March 8, 2023

Dean Elena B. Langan is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Malito, Touro Law Class of 1996, to the Touro Law Center Board of Governors.

“Steve is a welcome addition to our Board of Governors,” stated Dean Langan. “His dedication to serve coupled with his commitment to his alma mater make him an excellent candidate for our Board. I look forward to the energy and ideas he brings along with his increased presence in the Touro Law community. I am confident that he will play a valuable role in our future and make a lasting impact.”

The Touro Law Center Board of Governors is a group of distinguished individuals who are dedicated to supporting the growth of the Law Center. The Board consists of more than 35 members who are regional and national leaders in the legal, business, philanthropic and academic communities.

Steve Malito is a registered lobbyist, attorney, Partner and Chair of Davidoff Hutcher & Citron’s (DHC’s) New York State Government Relations group. The practice represents a broad array of clients ranging from public and privately-held companies in the entertainment, technology, education, healthcare, produce, real estate, construction and transportation industries to municipalities and not-for-profits, including universities, social services agencies and statewide trade associations.

Under Mr. Malito’s leadership, the group has been instrumental in advocating for clients the passage of a number of significant state laws that have benefited the firm’s clients. He has regularly navigated the New York State Budget process for the firm’s clients. For over 20 years, Mr. Malito has represented clients before the Governor’s Office, administrative agencies, the Senate and the Assembly in Albany.

Mr. Malito is also the Chair of DHC’s Cannabis group. In that role, he advises clients on a range of issues affecting the cultivation, processing, distribution, and sale of cannabis. He provides counsel to businesses seeking licenses to operate within the industry, as well as clients seeking to do business with the cannabis industry, with a focus on regulatory compliance and the government relations that surround this emerging industry in New York.  Steve’s specialization in this area was featured in the Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers Directory for 2021/2022 which identifies the very best cannabis attorneys.

“I am thrilled to join Touro Law’s Board of Governors,” stated Malito. “I look forward to being a meaningful part of the Touro Law community and working together with administration, staff, students and fellow alumni to foster growth and recognition of my alma mater.”

Mr. Malito is a member of the Long Island Chapter of the New York League of Conservation Voters. He has been a Mineola Lion for more than 15 years. He was also a founding member of Long-Island based networking group Network Long Island (NLI).

A former Assistant District Attorney in Queens County under Honorable Richard A. Brown, Mr. Malito began his legal career as a felony trial attorney. Mr. Malito graduated from the University of Albany and from Touro Law Center magna cum laude, where he served as a research editor for the Law Review.


Touro University Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse, is the only law school in Suffolk County, located in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses and location in the center of a vibrant legal community, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning experience for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law is dedicated to providing hands-on learning that enables students to gain experience while offering much-needed legal services in the community.

Touro Law, which has an alumni base of more than 6,500, offers full- and part-time JD programs where students can earn a degree in 2, 3 or 4 years and provides four areas of concentration Additionally, Touro offers a hybrid, four-year FlexTime JD Program combining online and on campus learning. Touro Law offers several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of Touro University.

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